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Off the Mat, Into the World®

Yoga, Purpose, and Action Intensive

December 3 - 8, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$950 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Note: Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels right:$1200 Supporter (support other leaders ); $950 Sustainer (covers your tuition); $750 Community (discounted fee).

As the year comes to an end and a new year begins, embark on a transformational journey of self-inquiry and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion. Discover your motivation for service and how it can lead you to take embodied, effective, and conscious action.

Join internationally celebrated teachers, activists, and inspirational leaders Seane Corn; Hala Khouri, MA, E-RYT; and Suzanne Sterling—founders of Off the Mat, Into the World (OTM)—for an experience that prepares you to awaken to suffering and take action to create a peaceful, just, and connected global community.

Combining the tools of yoga, meditation, process work, voice, and ritual with communication, organizing, and collaborating, you will learn:

  • Skills for becoming a more effective leader and agent of change in the world
  • Sustainable and healthy ways to work in environments of suffering and trauma
  • The power of voice as a tool for empowerment and standing in solidarity with others
  • Tools and practices that reveal your purpose and most effective path to service
  • How to initiate collaboration and connect with your community

This week, as you engage with OTM’s powerhouse combination of three leading yoga teachers, connect deeply with the state of the world, discover how to release your limiting beliefs, and step into unabashed expression of purpose and joy.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Seane Corn

    Yoga teacher and activist

    Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured on NPR and, as well as in numerous commercials and magazines, Seane utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues.

    In 2005, she was named National Yoga Ambassador for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 was honored with the Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her cofounded organization, Off the Mat, Into the World™.

    Seane has spent time in the United States, India, Cambodia, Haiti, and Africa working with communities in need‰ teaching yoga, providing support for child labor, and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also cofounder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, getting the yoga community involved in fund- and awareness-raising efforts throughout the world. Her self-authored DVDs are available through Gaiam, Yoga Journal, and Sounds True.


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    Hala Khouri, MA, E-RYT

    Yoga teacher

    Hala Khouri has been teaching yoga, movement arts, and complementary disciplines for more than 20 years, with foundational training in Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, dance, counseling psychology, and Somatic Experiencing.

    Along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling, she created Off the Mat, Into the World™, a nonprofit organization inspiring people to be conscious leaders of change.

    Creative movement and self-exploration have always been a source of healing for Hala, and her calling to pass this on to others has been clear since she began teaching at the age of 16. She has taught yoga and movement arts in a wide variety of places, including juvenile detention centers, mental-health hospitals, police stations, yoga studios, conference halls, and jungles.

    Teaching is her favorite way to help people move through trauma, become more resilient, and lead joyful and meaningful lives. Hala lives in California with her husband and two sons.

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    Suzanne Sterling

    Yoga teacher, musician, and activist

    Suzanne Sterling is internationally known as a dedicated musician, yogi, activist, and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for more than 20 years.

    Cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World™ and director of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, she has been a pioneer in inspiring the yoga community to get involved in fundraising and awareness-raising efforts.

    Suzanne is a passionate facilitator of embodied healing, with a unique style that takes people on a deep and ecstatic journey into the heart of creativity, authentic connection with Source, and joyful service.

    Also an award-winning musician, Suzanne has released numerous albums and DVDs, has been commissioned to compose and record several soundtracks, and is a featured artist/teacher at numerous festivals, conferences, and retreat centers, such as Wanderlust, Omega, Esalen, Kripalu, Yoga Journal, Burning Man, and Earthdance. Suzanne is also part of the nationwide faculty for YogaWorks Teacher Trainings.

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  • Why Attend
    • Gain confidence and practical knowledge for sharing the fruits of your practice off the mat and in the world.

    • Be an agent of change supported by like-minded yogis working to create a global community fully awakened to our interconnectedness with all life.

    • Deepen your understanding of the relevance of the mind-body connection and how the body holds and reveals all experiences.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    One year of yoga experience is required.

    Special Details

    Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Off the Mat stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. This way, people who can pay more “pay it forward” by supporting those who can’t. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,350 Supporter (support other leaders as well as yourself); $1050 Sustainer (pays for you); $750 Community (discounted fee).

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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